|Date of Birth||19 November 1934, Shattuck, Oklahoma, USA|
|Date of Death||10 February 2003, Shattuck, Oklahoma, USA (kidney disease)|
|Birth Name||Valjean Johns|
Mini Bio (1)
Composer and concert pianist. Valjean Johns graduated with honors from the School of Music at Oklahoma University in 1958, and won a Fulbright Scholarship. He was one of six pianists selected to win annual recognition from the American Guild of Musical Artists for his virtuosity and musical studies. In mid-June of 1962, his recording with the Lew Douglas orchestra of the David Raksin "Theme from Ben Casey" rose to the #7 chart position for two weeks. He has performed as a guest artist with the Dallas and Oklahoma City symphony orchestras and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra and others, and has toured with his own concert series entitled "An Evening With Valjean".
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani